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For the letter Heth in the Hebrew and Phoenician alphabets, see Heth (letter).
Heth ('חֵת, Standard Hebrew ', Tiberian Hebrew Ḥēṯ) the second of the eleven biblical Canaanite nations. After a misidentification of the land beyond the Euphrates (which the Assyrians called Hatti) with Nesili-Hittite, the Hittite nation was named after him — the name sticking before the identification could be reversed.
See Also: Hittites
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